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2. Parthenocissus semicordata (Wall. ex Roxb.) Planch. in DC., Monogr. Phaner. 5:451. 1887.


  • Vitis himalayana var. semicordatea Lawson
  • Vitis semicordata Wall. ex Roxb.

    A deciduous climber, often clilmbing over tall trees. Young branches covered with jointed soft hairs or more or less glabrous, tendrils branched, ending in adhesive disc, sometimes absent. Leaves digitately compound, ternate; petiole 5-15 cm long, villous or glabrous. Leaflets 6-12 x 3-6 cm, lateral leaflets ± cordate and oblique acuminate or cuspidate, serrate, glabrous above, hispid pubescent beneath at least on nerves, or more or less glabrous, petiolule c. 5 mm pubescent or glabrous; stipules lanceolate, appressed, deciduous, c. 4 mm long, inflorescence terminal or axillary; peduncle 1.5 -2.5 cm long. Flowers yellowish green, c. 2 x 2 mm. Calyx obscurely 5 lobed. Petals oblong, membranous, c. 1.5 mm across c. 2.5 mm long, hooded in bud, spreading and reflexed after anthesis. Ovary ± obscurely lobed, style short, thick, stigma truncate or slightly lobed. Disc indistinct. Berry black, 4-5 mm in diameter, globose or obovoid, 1-4 seeded. Seeds obovoid,

    1 Young branches, petiole and nerves of the leaves pubescent and hispid   2 Parthenocissus semicordata var. semicordata
    + Young branches, petiole and nerves of the leaves almost glabrous   2 Parthenocissus semicordata var. roylei

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